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Dennis Bell (#46924338)
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Bio Photo Dennis has been doing genealogy research for over 40 years. He is retired but never idle. He would love to answer questions if he has the ability to do so. You are also welcome to use any tombstone pictures, individual photos and/or biographical information he has posted for your own family history records.
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deanna french
Page Co. Jones L. Foster
I am a Vermont Civil War buff, and am presently working on a project to identify the last resting places of many "old soldiers" that had any ties to Vermont Jones Foster is one such patriot. May I use the photo you posted on his Find A Grave Memorial page, to post on the Vermont Civil War site? ( www.vermontcivilwar.org"
You would receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Jul 30, 2016 11:02 AM
Austrian Kolache
Mary Bishop Atkins
Thank-you for the recent Memorial for my 3rd gr Grandmother. I believed she was buried in Story County, but could not be certain she had a grave stone. One of her daughters is Margaret Ellison [1836-1900] # 45237918 whom she was living with during the 1880 Census, Story County. Mary's Husband William Bishop is bur. in Van Buren or Davis County Iowa? or here,having died many years prior. Since it is very late, I will have to help link the immediate family at another time. Gravers have been very active this May and June, and as always I Thank-you for your time.
Added by Austrian Kolache on Jul 27, 2016 12:01 AM
fordvickie
The Cuff's at the Maxwell Cemetery
Hello Dennis, I want to thank you so very much for your time and effort in taking and posting the headstone photo's of Author and Kathryn Cuff to their memorials, I am sure the entire Cuff/Walters family thanks you.
Sincerely John (fordvickie)..
Added by fordvickie on Jun 26, 2016 8:28 AM
Brenda Todd
RE: William Shelley
Hi Dennis
Wanted to touch base with you and see if you have any new information... I have an idea that I wanted to share with you - let me know what you think? On Family Search I typed in last name Shelley (no first name) born in Iredell county, NC and place of residence Henry County, IN. and several Shelleys came up, on James Shelley census page a son was listed as born in Ohio, I know that William Shelley family traveled to Ohio ( found this reading his obit)William was not listed on this census as he was already married. all the other children listed were born in IN. I believe - Wm. was two yrs of age when family left NC for OH. Its the best lead I've had, I know I need more to go on - let me know if you have anything on this James Shelley b. 1805 married to Isabel( first wife ) also had second wife. I think he died after 1850 and before 1860.
- Brenda
Added by Brenda Todd on Nov 12, 2015 2:09 PM
Brenda Todd
RE: William Shelley
Hi Dennis - hope all is well with you - have not heard from you in awhile. Just wondering if you've been able to find out anything new on William Shelly? Thanks.

- Brenda
Added by Brenda Todd on Feb 02, 2015 7:46 PM
Roger Conn
Gail Conn Bell
Dear Dennis,
Gail was my cousin and I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. Her father (Uncle Jonny)and my dad (Dewey or Uncle Dink as the called him ) were brothers any information you could send me on Gail would be greatly appretiated since we were not that close ie; how she passed away and how many children she had and any living siblings of hers. I believe the last we saw of you folks was up in Montana at my oldest sisters house some time ago.My dad is still living (84 yrs old) not doing all that great but sad to see them all leaving us.Thank you in advance for any information you can pass along. My email address is rogerconn09@comcast.net

Thanks Roger Conn....
Added by Roger Conn on Oct 09, 2014 2:28 PM
christopher elder
dennis
since the brethren church in maxwell disbanded abt 5 years ago due to loss in congregation you might want to try and contact some of the beal famil as far as i knw they are still the caretakers of the cemetery, my gg grandfather henry troup started the brethren church in the are and was at one time according to the national brethren church in illinois was listed as the biggest congregation in the brethren church between the east and west borders of iowa having abt 400 members thank you for keeping the history alive thru this page
Added by christopher elder on Jul 14, 2014 2:53 PM
Carolyn
RE: Just Checking In
Dennis,

I'm so sorry I haven't been on much help lately and have taken so long to get back to you. I am getting by, thank you. Everything has just been a whirl wind the last few months. My half sister Micaela sadly took her life in October, and I think it has really taken affect on myself and my family. I hope all is well with you? Oh, and feel free to use any photos I have taken; I generally ask people cite me as the photographer, so when used for research, it gives the work a citation to point to.
Added by Carolyn on Dec 09, 2013 8:38 PM
Lois Harriman
Peter & Sarah Oman Photo Request
Hi Dennis,

Peter & Sarah Oman are not buried in Schoolcraft Township Cemetery in Vicksburg, MI. They are buried in Schoolcraft Township Cemetery in Schoolcraft, MI. This is a case of duplicate memorials and confusion over the different cemeteries under the administration of Schoolcraft Township. Both creators appear to be inactive too. Their memorials (#45836249 �)include photos. If you need confirmation about which cemetery is the correct one go to "http://www.kalamazoogenealogy.org/Cemeteries/Search.htm" and do a search of Oman. They have pictures of the stones there too.

Lois
Added by Lois Harriman on Nov 14, 2013 9:35 AM
Allyn Spear
Willhide Memorials
I was able to get out to photograph the Willhide and Wade memorials, although the Iowa weather has not been very cooperative so they are not "beautiful" pictures, so I do apologize. With regard to Joseph Willhide's monument, you can probably see that the engraving is quite worn and barely readable. Although probably not until the Spring, I plan to get back out to that cemetery and make some rubbings of some of the older markers to see if I can read any information. I will be sure to update you with anything I find.

Regards,
Allyn Spear
Added by Allyn Spear on Nov 11, 2013 10:15 AM
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